Agri Politics

Government needs to revisit REAP pilot proposal – Canney

Government needs to revisit REAP pilot proposal – Canney

An independent TD has called on the government to fulfil a Programme for Government commitment to introduce a new agri-environment...

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Hanrahan re-elected as IFA beef vice-chair

Hanrahan re-elected as IFA beef vice-chair

Declan Hanrahan has been re-elected as vice-chairman of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) National Livestock Committee, the organisation has confirmed....

April 16, 2021

Arthur elected as new IFA dairy chairman

Arthur elected as new IFA dairy chairman

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has elected Stephen Arthur as the new IFA National Dairy Committee, the association has confirmed....

April 16, 2021

REAP commonage exclusion ‘confirms worst fears’

REAP commonage exclusion ‘confirms worst fears’

The proposed move under the new Results-based Environmental-Agri pilot Project (REAP) to exclude commonage and land containing heather “stunned” the...

April 16, 2021

‘We are aware we need to do more’: MEPs debate banning caged farming in EU

‘We are aware we need to do more’: MEPs debate banning caged farming in EU

This week, MEPs debated a citizens’ initiative to ban the use of caged farming in the EU. The public hearing...

April 16, 2021

ICSA ‘shocked’ at aspects of proposed REAP scheme

ICSA ‘shocked’ at aspects of proposed REAP scheme

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) is “shocked” at elements of the proposed new Results-based Environment-Agri pilot Project...

April 16, 2021

REAP pilot proposals a ‘huge disappointment’ – ICMSA

REAP pilot proposals a ‘huge disappointment’ – ICMSA

Proposals on the new Results-based Environment-Agri pilot Project (REAP) scheme have been described as a “huge disappointment” by the Irish...

April 15, 2021

‘Conundrum’ faced due to risk of carbon leakage in attempt to meet environmental targets

‘Conundrum’ faced due to risk of carbon leakage in attempt to meet environmental targets

“It makes neither economic nor environmental sense that a policy could lead to carbon leakage” according to Teagasc, however, Ireland...

April 15, 2021

TB testing: Grace period for onset of new EU rules

TB testing: Grace period for onset of new EU rules

New EU regulations on animal health and TB testing, which were due to come into effect from next Wednesday (April...

April 15, 2021

Deadline looms for farmers to claim under €20/head dairy beef calf scheme

Deadline looms for farmers to claim under €20/head dairy beef calf scheme

The closing date for the submission of payments claims relating to the Dairy Beef Calf Programme is looming, the Irish...

April 15, 2021

Mercosur deal: ‘Government must take a stand’ Varadkar told

Mercosur deal: ‘Government must take a stand’ Varadkar told

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Tim Cullinan has met with Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar...

April 15, 2021

Direction of CAP reform ‘could destroy farm viability in Ireland’

Direction of CAP reform ‘could destroy farm viability in Ireland’

The direction of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has the “potential to destroy farm viability in Ireland”,...

April 14, 2021

CAP: Ag committee told ‘worthwhile’ scheme needed

CAP: Ag committee told ‘worthwhile’ scheme needed

The Joint Oireachats Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has been told that a “worthwhile” agri-environment scheme – delivering...

April 14, 2021

Agriculture minister to bring 3-year strategic plan for farming to cabinet

Agriculture minister to bring 3-year strategic plan for farming to cabinet

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, is to bring a strategic plan for farming before the cabinet,...

April 14, 2021

Driver Theory Test ‘must be classified as essential’

Driver Theory Test ‘must be classified as essential’

The Driver Theory Test “must be classified as an essential service” – with numerous essential workers needing to secure a...

April 14, 2021

Farmers will be ‘big losers’ in designated land policy – INHFA

Farmers will be ‘big losers’ in designated land policy – INHFA

There is “a real danger that farmers will once again be the big losers” in the push by politicians and...

April 14, 2021

McConalogue meets with US agriculture secretary

McConalogue meets with US agriculture secretary

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, has met with US agriculture secretary, Tom Vilsack. In the meeting...

April 14, 2021

Difference in sentiment between sectors underlined in new report

Difference in sentiment between sectors underlined in new report

The difference in sentiment between sectors in Irish agriculture has been laid bare in the latest report from Ifac. According...

April 14, 2021